My little boy tore a place in our new wallcovering. Can we repair it without hanging a whole new strip?

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My little boy tore a place in our new wallcovering. Can we repair it without hanging a whole new strip?

Yes. In fact, it’s fairly easy, and if done properly, the repair is practically invisible. As illustrated, place a larger piece of pasted wallcovering over the tear so that it makes an exact match with the wallcovering on the wall. Use a razor knife to double-cut through both layers around the tear. Remove both layers, clean the exposed wall area and repaste the new outer piece into the area. After 15 minutes, lightly seam roll the fitted edge. Note that an irregular, wavy cut following the design in the wallcovering will make your cut less noticeable.

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